Concise Problem Statement

Given an input of a *.tex (LaTeX) file, I want to output a "tight" *.svg file. By "tight", I mean a svg file that does not show the full page -- rather, just the rendered TeX file with a minimal border around it.


I have some LaTeX math equations that I would like to convert into svg. I do not want the svg files to be full 8.5x11 pages. I want my svg files to be the size of the bounding box of my math equations.

I would prefer a full automated, command line solution (i.e. no interactive editing in an external program.)



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I think dvisvgm does exactly what you're looking for. It converts DVI files to SVG with tight bounding boxes. The tool is also part of TeX Live 2010 and above.

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    dvisvgm + standalone did the trick. Thanks!
    – user13546
    Apr 15, 2012 at 1:29

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